Part P Exam

Part P Mock Exam

There are 20 questions in this Part P Mock Exam. You must score 60% (12 out of 20) to pass. You may review answers after each question by clicking the 'check answer' button or you can wait until the end of the test for your final score. Good luck!

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Part P Mock Tests

In this article, we provide readers with some mock exam questions relating to the C&G 2393-10 (Part P regulations) end of module assessment. When revising for any test, it’s vitally important to sample some content from previous examination papers. This allows you to absorb key themes, understand the assessment’s structure, and gauge the complexity of its questions. Clearly, this should be mixed with standard revision practices. This includes consulting any relevant resources and re-reading any notes taken throughout the course itself.

Unfortunately, mock tests cannot magically generate the pressurised conditions of an assessment. Therefore, it’s difficult to really experience how it could feel answering similar questions in a proper examination scenario. Nevertheless, as undertaking sample assessments provide us with the best opportunity to replicate how a test may unfold, it’s definitely worth embracing this revision technique. Indeed, one should not underestimate the importance of integrating mock exam practice into their revision schedules.

The C&G 2393-10, or the City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in the Building Regulations for Electrical Installations in Dwellings to state its full name, is a qualification that chiefly relates to the Part P section of the government’s Building Regulations legislation. Although other skills and certification providers are available, we’ll focus on the City and Guilds sponsored version of this course. This is because, in the overwhelming number of cases, this is the qualification deployed by the sector’s various private and educational learning facilitators. As a further indicator of credibility, their courses are also extremely popular in other commercial industries. Therefore, candidates are encouraged to scope out the C&G 2393-10 for addressing this topic.

An important change

Back in 2005, an amendment was added to the Building Regulations bill. This declared that electrical installers must have a working knowledge of the content included in the Part P passage within this legislation. The Part P section of the Building Regulations relates exclusively to electrical work undertaken in domestic dwellings. As both electricians and domestic installers operate in this type of environment, the vast majority of electrical sector workers have needed to gain an awareness of this legal update.

Ultimately, Part P of the Building Regulations demands that any persons executing electrical tasks in a domestic environment must have a robust awareness of their inherent risks to human safety. This includes the threat of electric shock and the potential for fire.

The creation of Part P schemes

In order to support installers implementing work in domestic situations, the government permitted a series of organisations to develop various ‘Part P schemes’. Becoming a registered member of one of these schemes brings a considerable level of freedom. Indeed, without this affiliation, a range of electrical craftwork delivered in domestic dwellings would need to be initially approved, regulated, and then authorised for completion by a local council body. With a valid Part P license, these tasks classed as ‘notifiable’ work, can be self-certified by the project instigator. Indeed, becoming a part of an accredited licensing programme demonstrates that persons can competently and compliantly deliver all electrical works within a domestic context.

The role, structure and importance of the C&G 2393-10

The C&G 2393-10 acts as a supportive step in gaining a Part P license.

Learning providers often facilitate two optional frameworks for this module. One of which is for experienced electricians, and the other for novices who are currently not professionally qualified. For the latter, the first part of the training module is dedicated to acquiring an appreciation of the type of work conducted within domestic properties. This will ensure they have a greater understanding of the aforementioned ‘notifiable’ tasks when they come to context this activity in correspondence to the Part P section of the Building Regulations. Established electrical workers will skip this element, as the expectation is that they will already have acquired a solid grounding in these disciplines.

Both sets of attendees conclude the module in the same way. Here, as partially already alluded to, delegates will review the full Building Regulations documentation (inclusive of Part P). They will also gain an understanding of what constitutes both ‘notifiable’ and ‘non-notifiable’ work. Furthermore, there is review of the council’s Local Building Authority Control (LABC) body. This organisation is utilised to manage the ‘notifiable’ works process, in situations where the electrical worker is not in possession of a Part P license.

Ultimately, the main function of the C&G 2393-10 is to help prospective license holders gain a clinical understanding of all Part P-related activity. Unsurprisingly, therefore, this course’s certification serves to augment any application for Part P scheme membership. Moreover, it will suitably prepare its attendees for undertaking associated work whilst out in the field.

Assessment preparation

However, in order to successfully navigate this module, delegates need to pass its associated assessment. This is a twenty-question, ‘open-book’, multiple-choice test. Candidates are given forty minutes to provide their responses. Quick mathematicians may have already worked out that this permits an average of two minutes per answer. Delegates should find this gives them more than enough time to both consider and submit their responses. As this exam is conducted through an online platform, it’s possible to complete it both remotely, or within a classroom-based environment.

Considering your approach

A key piece of advice in taking this examination is to not approach it with complacency. City and Guild’s multiple-choice tests often produce questions that often take more working-out than a typical assessment of this nature. Indeed, on at least several occasions, students will need to deploy electrical formulas, context these within a particular ‘real-world’ example, and then apply them to each potential option. From here, delegates can then hone in on their answer through a process of elimination. Therefore, the City and Guilds are concerned with assessing a candidate’s ability to apply theoretical understanding to a practical scenario. Unlike some other exams, this is not just a case of simply committing chunks of information to memory, before regurgitating them onto an answer sheet. This is about using electrotechnical methodology to work through a realistic situation and composing an accurate response based on the material provided.

Flagging tool

The City and Guilds suite of online multiple-choice tests have a flagging system integrated into their software. This allows examinees to highlight questions that they’re particularly struggling with, and then easily revisit these later on. This means that answering momentum is preserved, and assures candidates that no ‘skipped’ questions are likely to be missed. Remember, it’s crucial that every single question is given a response. You never know when you might rely on that extra mark!

The perils of ‘open-book’ assessments!

The final watch-out relates to the test’s ‘open-book’ characteristic. Quite simply, an open-book formatted exam means that approved resources can be utilised to answer questions. This can clearly be a helpful development, but delegates should also be aware of this concept’s potential pitfalls. Unfortunately, some students deploy the authorised literature too readily, using it to ‘sense-check’ each and every answer. Ultimately, this is a wasteful endeavour. Unless completely unsure of any of the answers you’ve provided (which really shouldn’t be the case!), then this approach will only serve to slow you down. It may even potentially put you at risk of running out of time. Therefore, this approach should be avoided at all costs. No one will receive any additional points for basically self-marking their own paper! Candidates should use permitted resources sparingly. They should be utilised as a failsafe for missing knowledge, not a glorified grading tool.

For reference, in this context, the approved accompanying documentation is the ‘Electricians Guide to the Building Regulations’. This piece offers a thorough review of the themes discussed in the 2393-10 learning module. Therefore, prospective delegates are encouraged to purchase a copy prior to attending their course.

Passing the test

The required pass benchmark for this exam is 60%. With a decent revision schedule, good levels of concentration on the course, and taking note of the advice articulated above, students should be reasonably confident of at least attaining this score.

Mock exam practice

We’ve pulled together a comprehensive list of 2393-10 sample questions, which have all been extracted from historical test papers. This will give you an accurate insight into the types of questions you may face on exam day. Remember, don’t become overly infatuated with your accompanying resource, and apply your theoretical knowledge to each question to methodically close in on the correct answer.

Practice makes perfect, so please answer as many questions as possible. It also won’t hurt to re-visit this mock exam on several occasions before your final assessment. Best of luck!